About

Hello and thanks for stopping by! This blog began seven years ago as a collection of personal musings, and has evolved into a portfolio with a sprinkling of my own life. I’m a Los Angeles-based writer who loves learning about food, people, and places. As you may have guessed from this photo, I’m a fan of sweeping vistas, dense forests, and athleisure. I’m also a wife, dog mother, traveler, and headbanger, who will absolutely be that old lady at the concert who’s really feelin’ it (can’t wait!).  Read on for more.

Freelance Writer

Over the past six years, I’ve written a lot about food, restaurants, and the people behind them. I’m a bit of a food history dweeb, as demonstrated in my LA Weekly pieces about the history of Italian food and Coachella Valley date shakes.

Along with my fascination by the story of food, I’m enamored by how food tells a story. You can learn a lot about people by talking to them about food; my favorite example being that time I ate with four bands at Coachella 2017 and wrote about it.

I’ve also written business, travel, and health and fitness content. Check out my portfolio under the work tab, and if you like my style, drop me a line at bpardess@gmail.com.

Aspiring Novelist (I Have a Full Manuscript)

I wrote a novel! It’s approximately 74,000 words and I’m trying to figure out what to do with it. It’s a fictional tale about food, sex, and the human capability to kill. You know, just keepin’ it light over here.

If you want to learn more about it, send me an email.

Full Time Digital Content Manager

To support my music, travel and food habits (and have health insurance), I work full time as a digital content manager for a fitness company where I write and curate content, craft email marketing campaigns and manage an on-demand streaming platform. My very first job was as a sandwich maker at Togo’s — I was 15 and cut myself a few times. You can learn more about my work history on LinkedIn.

Los Angeles Native and Local

I was born and raised in a conservative Jewish home in the San Fernando Valley. After my mom died in 1995, I tried my first non-kosher food — an In-N-Out cheeseburger. That experience greatly influenced my fascination with food.

I currently live with my husband and two dogs in Silver Lake, a frustratingly expensive and beautiful neighborhood of L.A. We will probably live here forever because rent control.

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